With two stages and a development program, we are able to engage directors and creatives of all walks, from furiously intuitive newcomers to contemporary visionaries to older, wiser heads.
We are also looking to nurture directors and theatre makers from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds who have the potential to take on positions of cultural leadership.
Directing at Belvoir
Most directors come to work at Belvoir after a series of conversations with the company in which the nature of the relationship between the director’s work and our work becomes clear of its own volition. This may take anywhere from half an hour to several years. Sometimes this relationship is started by Belvoir approaching a director, other times it is the other way round. Like any relationship, it doesn’t always work out.
But no matter where you are in your professional life you can have a conversation with us about your work. Simply email our Associate Producer and set up a meeting with one of the Artistic and Programming staff.
(You can also pitch a show or a project any time you like.)
If your work suggests to us that you are at the beginning of an intrepid and serious life as a director, we will do what we can to help nurture your directing.
Opportunities for emerging directors include:
• Attachments and residencies
• Invitations to direct readings or workshops
• Invitations to be an Assistant Director
• Conversation and advice
• An invitation to direct in the Downstairs theatre
The intention is to give promising directors an opportunity to soak up the inherited craft and knowledge that make up the expertise of a theatre company.
To find out more, email our Associate Producer and set up a meeting with one of our Artistic and Programming staff.
The way we work with designers, whether it’s set, costume, lighting or sound, is basically the same as with directors and writers – the better we know your work, the easier it is for us to recommend you to our directors. We get to know your work by seeing shows you’ve worked on, or by working with you ourselves.
Creative teams are put together by the director of each production. They sometimes already have established relationships with designers, and sometimes need a helping hand to meet people they might share an aesthetic with. We help out by keeping a list of designers in various fields, seeing as much work as we can, and setting up meetings.
So, if you’re interested in working on our productions, make sure you invite us to your shows, and also send your CV and a link to your portfolio to our Associate Producer.